A capacity evaluation and trading model for semiconductor foundry manufacturing
Source: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 54, Numbers 1-4, April 2011 , pp. 1-10(10)
Abstract:This study addresses a capacity-trading problem for semiconductor foundry manufacturing. Because of the geographic proximity of fabs, a semiconductor foundry with insufficient capacity can purchase capacity from partner fabs as a short-term solution if a capacity-trading agreement has been established. Capacity-trading with partners could be considered as a source for enhancing competitiveness of factory clusters. This investigation presents several linear programming and mixed integer liner programming formulations for establishing the capacity-trading platform. This research was implemented via a computer program with real factory data using mathematical programming formulations capable of rapidly generating reliable solutions. The proposed trading model involves three modules. The first module, a factory scheduling module, allows planners to make capacity outsourcing decisions. Secondly, a tradable capacity economic analysis module identifies capacity requirements and evaluates tradable capacity. Thirdly, optimal resource allocation is obtained using a combinatorial auction module. This research makes two main contributions. A capacity-trading model is to integrate several mathematical programming modules in capacity auction. In addition, this model is presented for short-term flexibility of capacity expansion and combinatorial purchase strategies are designed to solve the large-scale problem.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Graduate Institute of Business Administration, National Taiwan University, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan, Republic of China, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Institute of Industrial Engineering, National Taiwan University, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan, Republic of China 3: Graduate Institute of Business Administration, National Taiwan University, No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan, Republic of China
Publication date: 2011-04-01